Friday, December 31, 2010

On Political Correctness

I just posted this comment on Cam Edwards’ status over at FaceBook.  Last night he interviewed Leo Laurence who is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists Diversity Committee.  It seems that Mr. Laurence wants to abolish the term “Illegal Alien” and replace it with “Undocumented Worker.”  He claims the former ‘offends’ Latinos and that Professional Journalists should be more sensitive.  His arguments on-air were nothing short of preposterous!
OK.  Having listened to last night’s interview, would Mr. PC Police accept this variation?  (Almost certainly not!)

“Foreign National accused of committing Criminal Trespass on Sovereign US soil.”

I’m all for the principal of Innocent until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law.  But at the same time I am staunchly opposed to the whole notion of Political Correctness.  Not only because it makes meaningful dialogue impossible (which is the whole point after all), but in large part because Political Correctness was invented by Mao Tse-Tung.  It was through the implementation of Political Correctness – with extreme sanction for violating “the party line” – that a comparatively small group was able to gain a choke-hold on power in one of the worlds most populous nations.

BTW, Cam, have a (forgive the expression) Happy New Year!  {TeeHee on Nina!}
To listen to Cam’s interview with Leo Laurence follow this link to then click the link to Program Archives and look for Dec 30, 2010.  Scroll down to the bottom of the list (it was the last segment on Thursday's show...) and have a listen.  I would suggest not having liquid consumables in the vicinity whilst doing so...

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